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The Best 10 Days Myth Presentation Overview

The best 10 days rule is the concept that missing just the 10 best days in the stock market dramatically reduces an investor’s long-term return. At Blueprint Investment Partners, we think it’s a strawman argument:

Strawman Argument: an intentionally misrepresented proposition that is proposed because it is easier to defeat than an opponent's real argument.

We conducted several tests of S&P 500 Index data that we think illustrate the strawman nature of the best 10 days rule:

Impact of missing the best 10 days

Review of the best 10 days AND worst 10 days

Effect of applying simple systematic investing rules as a risk management strategy

If you have any questions about the data or how systematic investing can help manage risk in your client portfolios